Legal Ethics Counseling

Attorney Thomas McCally reviewing documents.


The legal ethics counseling practice group at Carr Maloney understands the unique, ethical, and professional challenges facing lawyers and law firms that seek to operate profitable firms while also maintaining the highest standards of conduct. Our attorneys have years of experience representing individual attorneys and serving as outside ethics counsel to firms of all sizes, from small and mid-size to large regional and national firms advising in a number of ways:

  • Conflicts of Interest Analysis
  • Fee Disputes
  • Hiring Lateral Partners/Associates
  • Law Firm Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Motions to Disqualify
  • Trust Account Questions
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • Writing Engagement Agreements

Whether you or your law firm are currently at risk because of ethics-related issues, or if you are seeking consultation on legal ethics or professional responsibility matters or if you are considering a law-firm merger or navigating a law-firm dissolution, Carr Maloney can provide valuable counsel, proactive protection, and when necessary, defense of alleged actions.

The firm’s legal ethics counsel practice group also advises clients on business issues facing law firms at all stages of their organizational life, including:

  • Counseling, Mediating and Litigating Disputes Among Partners, Former Partners and Firms
  • Dissolution of Firms
  • Drafting Partnership Agreements
  • Organization of New Firms

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